ERIC Number: ED422025
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
The Continuity Project. Spring/Summer 1998 Report.
Wasilko, Peter J.
The Continuity Project is a research, development, and technology transfer initiative aimed at creating a Library of the Future by combining features of an online public access catalog (OPAC) and a campuswide information system (CWIS) with advanced facilities drawn from such areas as artificial intelligence (AI), knowledge representation (KR), natural language processing (NLP), computer applications and software engineering (CASE), literate programming, hypertext research, and computer supported cooperative work (CSCW). By taking this approach, Continuity will be able to provide an intelligent, unified, and proactive information infrastructure for the learning organization of the future. The explosive growth rate of the body of accumulated knowledge and increasingly powerful information technology and computing tools have exceeded the capabilities of traditional approaches to cataloging and collection management. In the new millennium, the ability to find and integrate relevant existing knowledge is the new limiting factor on the rate of scientific and commercial innovation. This report contains the following sections: "The Continuity Project"; "Continuity at a Glance" -- graphics that embody the most salient features of the Project; "The Continuity Experience" -- an informal treatment of what it would be like to use Continuity in an academic setting; "Project Participants; and Sources of Inspiration." (DLS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Continuity Project, Ossining, NY.